[Jay Kristoff] PDF Stormdancer Summary

Stormdancer

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Ning It felt a little slow for me with the myriads of description after description When my best friend asked me in the beginning what I thought of Stormdancer I told her it was kinda like when Rowling went nuts on describing the Weasley house And her reply was Yes I love tons of descriptions And that s when I realized I WAS OBVIOUSLY THE WEIRDO IN THIS CASE FOR ONCE obviously the weirdo in this case For once t worry I ll be back to being the kool one soon enoughSo why did I give it 5 stars Why not 4 Truthfully for about half the book I thought Okay 4 stars for sure But then Buruu and Yukiko brought the THUNDA with that fight screen against the Oni and I was like whoa dude Oh and when the minor character Michi started going into splits cutting dudes to shreds OMG it was like a serious Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon badass scene on steroids And then with the plot twists takes deep breath Sorry I I I couldn t contain the fangirling But it was awesomeAnd that ending Wow So much win and I never saw it coming And damn you Kristoff for making me shed a tear Who knew my cold dead heart was capable of such emotions But for making me shed a tear Who knew my cold dead heart was capable of such emotions But know what they say The lotus must bloom Heh I am very thankful that salt wasn t poured into the wound with a cliffhanger but I feel like a desperate lotus addict looking for book two to magically appear on my bookshelf weeps It s not there So I ll just be over here rocking back and forth waiting for my bookish fixARC was provided by the publisher No money or favors were exchanged for this review Doubt me not friends These are my honest thoughts Kristoff happened to write a book and I happened to love it More reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog Reaction right after ReadingLike Wow Need Book wow Need book NowI hear Mr Kristoff does not believe in happy endings That roughly translates into sucker punching your emotions and then proceeding to stomp them probably with a bloody smile on his face He should expect my therapy bill in the mailIn case you were wondering Yes Stormdancer is as badass as its cover suggests Review most definitely to come Alas I m not allowed to post it ntil August 1st Just remember that it hurts me than it does you Well maybe not 518 EDIT Check out the badass US cover Don t forget to stop on over to Cuddlebuggery for a chance to win an ARCThis cover screams I m going to cut you327 EDIT Just saw the UK cover DroolsThis book sounds badass Must acuire at all costs Read our hilarious and informative interview with Buruu THERE ARE MORE ARASHITORA Ahem45 stars When a book arrives with a massive amount of fanfare in the form of glowing advance praise and accompanied an agreebly affable author it s necessary to take a step away from all the hype to ensure that a review isn t influenced by outside factors Which I did I avoided reviews fled the country okay that wasn t just to read this book and read it away from much of the joyful noise that surrounded the book s releaseAfter the promise presented by the author s description of the story as telepathic samurai girls and griffins in steampunk feudal Japan I m happy to find that this particular novel proved to be an exciting and memorable a reading experience Stormdancer is nearly operatic in its scope and grandeur and young Yukiko s reluctant est to find a supposedly extinct griffin and he I need to take a moment to do some thing before begin ning this reviewStor m dancer is a fan tasy nerdgasm writ ten by a fan tasy nerd for the fan tasy nerds. Ed arashitora for company Although she can hear his thoughts and saved his life all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her Yet trapped together in the forest Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expectedMeanwhile the country around them verges on collapse A toxic fuel is choking the land the machine powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure and the. ,
This is going to be LONGAna s ThoughtsThere is a story behind my reading of Stormdancer and it starts months ago when the author first contacted s to introduce his pcoming book That email remains one of the best book pitches we have received and the book was described as a dystopian novel in a Japanese inspired Steampunk setting with a strong girl as its protagonist We loved the idea as it sounded like it was The first We loved the idea as it sounded like it was The first that came to my mind after finishing Stormdancer was the very elouent WHOA The second composed chain of thought was something along the lines of Why yes that was just as badass as its cover suggested Stormdancer had it all for me Richly crafted world building carefully placed humor realistic characters npredictable storyline I mean I could go on and on here This book was freakin awesome I went into Stormdancer expecting to fall in love with it because it has Stormdancer expecting to fall in love with it because it has an awesome premise Which is saying something because I m not a huge fan of Steampunk Cue the mock horror and shock But you know what I loved this book Prepare yourselves friends for a glowing reviewRight off the bat the reader is immersed into Shima s culture with no hand holding from Kristoff whatsoever The beginning is intelligently planned and doesn t insult the reader with countless explanations of terms locations and titles That s what a glossary is for Thankfully Stormdancer has one which I found myself visiting often at first However those visits tapered off as I became familiar with the story It s visiting often at first However those visits tapered off as I became familiar with the story It s like watching your favorite anime with subtitles In the beginning you re doing a lot of reading but halfway through you find yourself catching on getting lost in the story following along easier without the need of your training wheels Good stuff people Good stuffThe plot rocked my socks It all revolves around a flower called blood lotus that fuels their machinery and the population s drug addiction to it The Shogun believes he is destined to be a legendary Stormdancer riding the back of a Thunder Tiger leading his army to victory against an enemy he plans to enslave for further production of the plant that s choking the life from his country Throw in Samurai with clockwork armory a telepathic griffin and chainsaw katanas and you my friend have got yourself a damn good timeThe characterizations are phenomenal I absolutely loved Yukiko She s incredibly smart fierce and independent And her voice felt very real to me as a female The best part of Stormdancer hands down was Buruu the griffin HILARIOUS When he and Yukiko first meet Disney Mulan Cinestory Comic up he affectionately refers to her as insect and monkey Did I mention this dude speaks in ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME He sounds like Zordon from the Power Rangers in my head But with attitude I found myself laughing every time they interacted His development was also an interesting one because he starts off with a simpler mind thinking short choppy violent thoughts with nonderstanding of sarcasm only blood But as the novel progresses you can see his sentence structure improving and his thoughts becoming humane darn It was all a very smooth transition ntil I couldn t see the final Buruu any other wayWhat s that you say You find it impossible that I can find no fault with Stormdancer Well that s not entirely true But keep in mind this is coming from someone who doesn t read a lot of High Fantasy or Steampunk Basically ignore me Lol If there was one thing that bothered me it was the begin. Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shõgun they fear that their lives are over – everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles But the mission proves less impossible and deadly than anyone expects Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness with only a furious crippl.
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And if it sounds like I just pil fered some of the Get tys burg address then that s because Abra ham Lin coln rid ing a griz zly bear was just about the only damn thing miss ing from this book Image by RandoSub se ently my life is now completeStor m dancer is a world one step removed from our own Imag ined as a Japan with Steam punk tech nol ogy and alter nate his tory chok ing the life out of itself by grow ing and har vest ing the Blood Lotus which fuels all their mechan i cal mar vels And then there s Yukiko Daugh ter of the Hunt Mas ter sub ject of the ter ri fy ing and cruel Shogun impure yokai kin sent on an impos si ble mis sion to find the myth i cal grif fin and cap ture it for the ShogunThings I liked about StormdancerBuruuThe Writ ingYukikoWorld BuildingBuruuMichiiKasumiBuruuBuruuandBuruuObvi ously the scene stealer of this novel is Buruu Proud funny vicious blood thirsty and beau ti ful But char ac ters aren t enough to breath life into a novel What Stor m dan ver has is the near perfectly con structed prose which trans form this beau ti ful nar ra tive into a sprawl ing epic Kristoff s style is rich whim si cal and near lyri cal in his form and struc ture Novice s to fan tasy may either get swept away or drown if it s too deep for their skill levelClearly a great deal of ten der lov ing care has gone into Kristoff s stun ning debut as vis i ble from every sin gle Page Labored With Meaty labored with meaty obses sive detail and great imag i na tion Some may enjoy the sub tle Or Not So Sub Tle Nods To Other Fan Tasy not so sub tle nods to other fan tasy sci ence fic tion that lit ter this book The plot and pac ing keep p a steady stream of inter est and enthu si asm I felt Mak ing this book excep tion ally read able and enjoyableAnd now that I have got ten all the oblig a tory seri ous dis cus sion and annoy ing stuff that I have to do to be taken seri ously as book blog ger out of the way may I just men tion one juve nile thing that I enjoyed Orig i nal pic ture by Cory Doc torow alter ation based on DarkstarzAll the jizz wor thy toys Great char ac ters writ ing world building plot pac ing blah blah blah GIVE ME MY CHAINSAW KATANA KRISTOFFThe mech a nized armor and sky ships and CHAINSAW FUCKING KATANAS and tat toos and the hun dred other lit tle Steampunk y ideas that filled this novel p and made it stand out above the rest I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE ITAh erm that is allBuy this book Buy it and read it and love it Then make me a chain saw Katana This review also appears on my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog Edit 10 July You can read the first three chapters of STORMDANCER all typeset and logo ed and whatnot hereSTORMDANCER is my book so it should go without saying that I love it in the pants I love it than that moment at the end of Top Gun when Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise have just killed the bejeezus out of all those commies and Val is all like You can kiss me on the mouth be my wingman anytime and the music swells and some deckhand is just wailing on an electric guitar somewhere in the background everyone all hugging and whatnot But I m not going to give my own book a star rating because that would just feel weird But I should say something about it since we don t have covers yet and it can t speak for itself Poor baby The book is infiltrating YA lists on Goodreads many thanks to the awesome people who are voting but it s being published on an adult imprint Nobody seems to know what this thing is what with all the swea. Shõgun cares for nothing but his own dominion Authority has always made Yukiko but her world changes when she meets Kin a young man with secrets and the rebel Kagé cabal She learns the horrifying extent of the Shõgun's crimes both against her country and her familyReturning to the city Yukiko is determined to make the Shõgun pay – but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empir. ,


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